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President of Ireland

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President of Ireland

Cearbhail Ó Dálaigh
1974 - 1976
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Cearbhail Ó Dálaigh

Born on 12 February, 1911, he was a barrister by profession. He was Attorney General of Ireland from 1946 – 48 and from 1951 – 53. In 1953 he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court.

He served as Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court from 1961 – 73 before being appointed a Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities in 1973.

He became President of Ireland on 19 December, 1974 and resigned from office on 22 October 1976.

He died on 21 March, 1978.